June 16, 2022 - by

Volleyball Welcomes Alejandra Perez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Volleyball Head Coach Chris Poole has announced the addition of libero Alejandra Perez, a talented transfer from Stetson who will utilize her bonus year to play for the Seminoles.

“We are fortunate to pick up another ball control player this late,” Poole said of Perez. “Ale was a small outside hitter and defensive specialist for Stetson most of her career and played as a libero her senior season. She has a tremendous amount of experience with passing and defense.”

Volleyball Welcomes Alejandra Perez

Perez, who is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, adds depth to Florida State’s collection of liberos and defensive specialists. Returning All-ACC freshman Emery Dupes begins her sophomore year, while senior Lauryn Burrows returns from a career year in the 2021 season. Redshirt freshman Addi Hultquist rounds out the group of talented passers.

In her senior season at Stetson, Perez started all 29 of the team’s matches at libero and recorded the fifth-highest single-season digs total in program history with 446. She ranked fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference with 4.17 digs per set and was second on the Hatters with 17 service aces.

As a junior in the 2020 season that was greatly affected by COVID-19, Perez played outside hitter and averaged 1.17 kills per set and 2.87 digs per set.

Perez began her career at Stetson in 2018 as one of Puerto Rico’s top players, being named a Puerto Rico Volleyball Showcase All-Star.

Florida State Volleyball is coming off a 20-win season in the 2021 year, reaching the NCAA Second Round and earning 11 wins against the NCAA RPI Top 100. FSU returns two-time All-America middle blocker Emma Clothier and several contributors from a roster that was the youngest since 1999.

Proven new additions, aside from Perez, include graduate transfer Emily Ryan (MB, UCLA), senior Andjelija Draskovic (S, UMBC) as well as freshmen Audrey Rothman (OH, Birmingham, Ala.), Laila N’Diaye (MB, Longwood, Fla.) and Greta Gelumbickas (MB, Boca Raton, Fla.).

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